Senator Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have promised their daughters that win or lose in November, they are getting a dog.
The Clintons had Socks. The Bushs have Barney. The tradition of a First Dog or First Cat goes all the way back to George Washington, who had more than 30 hounds.
Please contact Barack Obama and urge him to consider adopting a dog from a shelter or breed rescue group.
The Honorable Barack Obama
John C. Kluczynski Federal Office Building, Ste. 3900
230 South Dearborne
Chicago, IL 60604
Update: The Obama family has announced they plan to adopt a dog. Thanks to everyone who contacted the Obamas to voice your support of rescuing an animal from a shelter vs. buying from a pet store.